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Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 17:18
by AnyOldName3
The chocolatey repository is also run by our Windows packager, so is exactly as trustworthy as the official Windows packages.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 17:19
by psi29a
Feel free to post that.

Update:
https://github.com/maqifrnswa/cgminer

last updated 2014.... and maqifrnswa doesn't make windows builds... or use windows at all...

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 17:28
by lysol
K0kt409P wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 16:47
psi29a wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 15:36
Posted a reply warning the user that the burden of proof rests with them. That this is libel and that they can be prosecuted. Scott is a professor at Nortre Dame, they will protect their own.
Even if you could successfully sue someone for shitposting on Steam (which I seriously doubt), I don't think threats of litigation are very conducive to convincing bystanders that OpenMW are the good guys in this exchange.
I think his reply was perfectly fine. He didn't say he was going to sue anyone, just that you actually could get sued.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 18:18
by Jemolk
lysol wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 17:28
K0kt409P wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 16:47
psi29a wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 15:36
Posted a reply warning the user that the burden of proof rests with them. That this is libel and that they can be prosecuted. Scott is a professor at Nortre Dame, they will protect their own.
Even if you could successfully sue someone for shitposting on Steam (which I seriously doubt), I don't think threats of litigation are very conducive to convincing bystanders that OpenMW are the good guys in this exchange.
I think his reply was perfectly fine. He didn't say he was going to sue anyone, just that you actually could get sued.
Agreed. You make serious allegations, you damn well better be able to back them up, or a lawsuit is a very real risk. The person you're slandering could feel like it's not worth it or that there are better ways to go about it, but this kind of slander is still a very dumb thing to do.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 21:06
by psi29a
Slight pedantic correction, slander is spoken... libel is written. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XscaGDxuQqE

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 21:16
by scrawl
Don't feed the trolls... why don't we turn this into a good thing, the more eyes on the code the better. I am paranoid myself about things like the NSA slipping in spyware so I personally review every line of code that goes in, no matter from whom. If we can get more eyes that's even better. Additionally we could provide GPG signatures for our release binaries which is already standard procedure with Linux repositories of course. I am currently looking into how to sign Git commits which would probably be a good practice for every member with push access.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 21:53
by ap0
Signed binaries would be amazing ;)

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 09:18
by psi29a
I'm open for this.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 00:13
by DMKW
Kinda of silly accusation especially considering the fact that there are much easier crypto currencies to mine these days. Just seems like such a random accusation. I find it kind of funny. Although a few websites been caught using site visitors PCs to mine lately. Pirates Bay comes to mind.

Re: Accusations of OpenMW having an in-built bitcoin miner?

Posted: 13 Mar 2018, 04:34
by Darklocq
I would listen to K0kt409P on this; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect (while named after an attempt to hide actual information, the effect predates that incident by many years, just without the snappy name, and has long adhered to attempts to use legal threats to try to muzzle dorks on the Internet, since at least the mid-1990s).

Engaging shitposters pretty much IS "negotiating with terrorists". When you feed the trolls, you're giving them the win.

Especially when the claim is ridiculous to the point of brain damage. It's not possible to hide a cryptocurrency miner in open source software since the source is open and people can just go look. Nonsense claims like this are self-defeating, as claims. They're self-winning when the intent is just to get a rise out of the target and said rise happens in a public way.